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carlos celdran “damaso” – protest action with class! bravo!

note to carlos celdran: when you do one more of your protest  action, please let this blog know so that we can arrange good video and photo coverage of  your protest. no charge for you.

from PDI: Holding up a placard with the word Damaso on it, tourist guide Carlos Celdran screams at the clergy to get out of politics during Mass at Manila Cathedral. Damaso, an abusive Spanish friar, is immortalized in Rizal’s “Noli me Tangere.” EDWIN BACASMAS

carlos celdran, one of  the best  tour guides in metro manila, pulled a brilliant stunt to protest the catholic church’s meddling with president aquino’s stance  on providing filipinos with a free choice on contraceptive method. we think celdrn’s stunt was not only brilliant, it was one of the most classy protest we have seen in many years.

it was brilliant as celdran was successful at putting his message across and got full media, tv and print and internet coverage. getting a wide audience is one of the primary measures of a successful protest action.

more than the mileage he was able to get, we give celdran’s protest action 5 stars for being very classy. first – he did his protest action at the cathedral itself. there is no better place than that. then, and this is important, celdran was properly dressed for the part – a suit and hat that mimicked jose rizal’s clothes. and then the stroke of genius – the word “damaso” on the placard he raised at the altar.

his protest action was well thought of, well packaged and the message and medium excellent for the purpose. this was a protest action done by someone who does a lot of very good thinking. aside from the poignant message, it had excellent theater.

we are not surprised with celdran’s action and genius. we have joined celdran in a tour of the cathedral and everyone in our group was in awe with celdran’s tour. celdran in his tour at the cathedral was very well informed and he delivered his spiel in a most engaging, intelligent and even funny way. it was both entertaining and informative. he delivered history in a most fascinating way that got everyone in the tour taking and apreciating his every word, including the theatrics he put into it. we recommend that every filipino should take celdran’s tour.

what celdran did for his protest he does for his tour. never a dull moment but all the right messages delivered very well and with theater. if all protests are done the way celdran does it, we  would like to see more of it and please on a daily basis.

carlos celdran – 5 stars!

5 stars!

who is padre damaso? click here –>http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20101002-295507/IN-THE-KNOW–History-101

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  1. glenn
    October 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I agree

  2. October 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    To hell with all the “Padre Damaso” Bravo…Celdran, let the Church know that tapos na ang panahon ng mga “Damaso” The Vatican doors and windows are open now…no more whispering behind closed doors and dim corridors….the pews are with cushions now….

  3. October 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Fully Supports, Celdran. Not as a person but for the cause he’s fighting for. The church is becoming so annoying. Always meddling with the affairs of the state while they don’t want anybody meddling with their own.

    The people should be given freedom of choice. The state on the other hand is planning for the future of the country. Control population so it can provide good services.

    Is the church feeding its people? What happen to the financial support given by its flock? Are they giving it back to the sick, the hungry and the needy?

    Why wouldn’t the church focus its enegery to its ranks? The victims raped by priests?

    Didn’t the catholic church realize they’re losing members already?

  4. pol
    October 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I fully support Carlos Celdran’s action. The CBCP are just a bunch of bullies!

  5. cloks
    October 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Go Celdran!..but technically, even if the church says “no” to the RH bill, I doubt anybody would actually listen to them.

  6. judelyn
    October 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I give two thumbs up for what Carlos Celdran did. I strongly agree for his protest regarding the RH Bill for at least there is someone who took extreme measure in order to be heard and taken seriously this issue. He’s just expressing his own perception regarding the system of the government and the church that the church must not interfere the government’s decision. They are just doing it for the improvement or development of the nation; they are not doing it for harmful purposes. As what I heard and seen in the news I support his message when he said “I apologize for the method, but I don’t apologize for the message.” Because for me those words are very meaningful and it will served as an eye opener to the Filipino citizen to practice our freedom of speech in a right way although his method was not that good but at least he knew how to apologize and stand correctly. Another thing is that’s why we have our elected president and officials to govern our nation who definitely know how to run this country to improve the quality of life and for the Church to teach us the words of God both of them have different role in our nation and they should know their limitations

  7. Dan
    December 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I agree with those people na kagaya ni Celdran! Mabuhay ang kagayan niyang inihahayag ang kanilang pananaw… kung tutuusin hindi pa tau tunay na malaya… sapagkat hindi lahat ng sinasabi natin tinatanggap ng lipunan…. may masabi kang mali maari kang maipapatay o maipakulong ng mga nkaupo sa Gobyerno….

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